World War 1 Exhibition
Exhibitions will be in Reading Rooms and St James Church, Milton Abbas, 5 to 7 Oct 2018. Refreshments will be available. Click here for latest news.
Can your help us?
Click here to see a list of all the Milton Abbas men who fought in WWI. Is your ancestor on the list? If so, we would love to hear from you. Do you have any photographs, stories or artefacts to share with us.
Category Archives: family history
Here is a view of the beaters for the shoot. does anyone have relatives who were estate workers at Milton Abbey in 1909. It would be good if we could recognise any of these men.
Fanny Burney on Milton Abbey Frances Burney – Madam D’Arblay visited Milton Abbey and Milton Abbas in 1791. She was not too impressed by Lord Milton’s new “town”. This is one of the very few contemporary comments. It is a … Continue reading
Now here’s a useful little book. It is still available if you know where to look. The references aren’t very good and some of the information may be hearsay.
The Milton Abbas Local History Group promotion leaflet is now available in our local area. It will be available at our exhibit at the Street Fair.
Hutchins’ ‘History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset’ Author Rev. John Hutchins, curate at Milton Abbey. Published in 3 Editions: 1st Ed, 1774, 2 Vols, Milton Abbas Vol 2, pages 430 – 448. 19 pages 2nd Ed, 1796 – 1815, … Continue reading
Parish Registers of Milton Abbas Parish registers in England were first kept in 1538, recording details of baptisms (not births) marriages and burials (not deaths). However the earliest surviving examples are those entered into the new books as ordered in … Continue reading
A lovely view of The Street of Milton Abbas nestled in its valley. Unfortunately this is not how Capability Brown intended it. It was meant to be much more open with a clear view from this spot across the … Continue reading
There is precious little evidence that Milton Abbas was occupied in Anglo-Saxon times, but this is one fragment that is definitely of this period. It was in the Abbey with the other stone fragments. I’m not sure where it is … Continue reading
We already have the list of 136 names in Milton Abbas because they were printed in a book edited by Edward Alexander Fry, Dorset Records Vol 12, available for free download at http://www.archive.org, but now images of the original two … Continue reading